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Recuperation Wednesday, with some Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SIMON & GARFUNKEL count the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike.

AARON LEE TASJAN plays World Cafe.

VALERIE JUNE visits The Current.

LUCY DACUS shares "Hot and Heavy."

TEENAGE FANCLUB shares "In Our Dreams."

NAKED RAYGUN returns with "Living in the Good Times."


MICK JAGGER & DAVE GROHL team up on "Easy Sleazy," a coming-out-of-the-pandemic number.

RICHARD THOMPSON talks to Steven Hyden about Shoot Out the Lights, hangiing with Zeppelin and Floyd, his memoir, and more.

ST VINCENT talks to The Current about the new LP, SNL, and more.

RE-RECORDING your own classics

MOBY, on fame and regret.



ZACK SNYDER'S ARMY OF THE DEAD has a trailer online.

MEGXIT: The Queen understands why Meghan isn't coming to Prince Philip's funeral.

VANITY FAIR is turning its Oscars parties into a covid charity event for anyone with a few bucks.

MICHAEL CERA is returning to series TV.

JUSTIN BIEBER is putting his life back together.

EUROPE now watches more TV than America?

QUENTIN TARANTINO talks about Joker and the movie theater experience. NSFW language, because Tarantino.


AN ORPHAN ORANGUTAN befriends a Macaque.

A HUSKY teaches the family kitten to walk on a leash.


A PARASITIC WASP could be released to tackle a strawberry-munching invasive stink bug in the UK.

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Tuesday Things, collected before any after-effects.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SOUL ASYLUM dip into their back catalog for the classic "Never Really Been" at the Northern Lights Theater; Milwaukee, WI.  Throw in a cover of Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" and you have Twofer Tuesday.

NATHANIEL RATELIFF's Tiny Desk Concert has a dozen musicians.

DAVID GRAY plays World Cafe.

SUFJAN STEVENS shares “Lamentation II.”

DANNY ELFMAN returns with "True."

DANIEL BACHMAN shares “Blues In The Anthropocene.”


THE POLYPHONIC SPREE covers INXS's "Don't Change."

THE TOP 100 ALTERNATIVE SINGLES OF THE 80s, according to PopMatters.

RICHARD THOMPSON talks to Weekend Edition about his memoir.

THE WHO have partnered with Heinz for a new charity venture to celebrate the upcoming reissue of the band's 1967 concept album ‘The Who Sell Out'.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at INXS' horny quasi-funk masterwork "Need You Tonight," quite possibly the greatest karaoke song ever recorded.


HARVEY WEINSTEIN is nearly blind, experiencing cardiac issues and has had four teeth removed, according to his attorney.

ARCLIGHT and PACIFIC THEATERS won't be reopening.

MACAULAY CULKIN & BRENDA SONG became the elated parents of a healthy baby.

MEGXIT: Harry reunited with his cousin Princess Eugenie after flying home to the UK for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, Page Six has confirmed.

KANYE WEST filed his answer to Kim Kardashian's divorce petition, and he's also asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four kids, just like Kim.

MADONNA plunked down a small fortune, and now she owns The Weeknd's Hidden Hills Estate.

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS adds Lucy Liu to the cast.

JOSEPH SIRAVO, who played Tony Soprano's father Johnny in the TV drama The Sopranos, has died aged 64


A DOGGO practices Barkour.

THE LOOK of betrayal.

A HERD OF DEER relaxing among some Cherry blossom trees in Nara, Japan.

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So this may be a weird week.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


A LESS-THAN-IDEAL SUNDAY. But today, if things don't get worse, I'll get my second vaccination shot.  And if so, many people feel terribe the next day or so.  I guess we'll see how it goes.  For today, a few things.

THE PRIMITONS play "Seeing Is Believing" at an in-store appearance from 1985.  Proof positive that the Internet makes the "Where Are They Now?" file bottomless.  Background at Trouser Press.

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Spirit of the Beehive, Skullcrusher, Francis of Delirium, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Sorry, Andy Bell, Silver Synthetic, and more.

BON IVER joins TikTok.

GARY LOURIS of the Jayhawks shares "Almost Home."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's mechanized shuffle "The Way You Make Me Feel."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Godzilla vs Kong repeats atop the chart with 13.3MM on a 58 percent drop; its 69.5MM total so far is the biggest domestic haulof the pandemic. (It's also likely to turn a profit worldwide.)  Nobody places with 2.65MM.  The Unholy shows with 2.4MM.

GODZILLA vs KONG: Is Nonsense the New Normal?

PRINE PHILIP, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, father of Prince Charles and patriarch of a turbulent royal family that he sought to ensure would not be Britain’s last, died on Friday at Windsor Castle in England. He was 99.

EARL SIMMONS, the snarling yet soulful rapper known as DMX, who had a string of No. 1 albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s but whose personal struggles eventually rivaled his lyrical prowess, died on Friday in White Plains, N.Y. He was 50.

THE BAFTAS went to these folks. Congrats!

DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON added fresh fuel to his rumored plans for a White House bid with a coy tweet on a poll that found surprising levels of support for the idea.

SIX THINGS Millennials Have in Common with Dr. Frasier Crane.


WE GOT CAUGHT BRIAN, just act  normal.

A SKATER, a dog, and a horse.

A MAMA ELEPHANT, rushing to save her calf who got swept away in a powerful river current.

KILLER WHALES are orchestrating revenge attacks on boats off Spain.

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Garage Rock, and Other Friday Nuggets.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 09, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with GARAGE ROCK! It's the time of year when I bring out The Standells - "Dirty Water/ Why Pick On Me", but I couldn't stop there. Let's have a baker's dozen of Nuggets, like Music Machine - "Talk Talk"; Blues Magoos - "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet"; The Knickerbockers - "Lies"; The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"; Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"; The Seeds - "Pushin' Too Hard"; 13th Floor Elevators - "You're Gonna Miss Me"; Love - "My Little Red Book"; The Leaves - "Hey Joe"; Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night," the Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire" and The Nazz- "Open My Eyes."

CLIPPING's Tiny Desk Concert features tiny desks.

SUFJAN STEVENS is streaming the entire first volume of Convocations.


PRINCE: Hear the posthumous title track to Welcome 2 America.

ALAN VEGA: Hear the postumous "Filthy."

MERRY CLAYTON, legendary backup singer, talks about her new LP, recorded after a car accident took her legs.


ANNE BEATTS, who wrote for “Saturday Night Live” from its beginning in 1975 until 1980, a raucous, innovative period that established the show as a central feature of the American cultural landscape, died on Wednesday at her home in West Hollywood, Calif. She was 74.

WARNERS likely will premiere its biggest films in theatres ahead of streaming next year.

NETFLIX has emerged the winner of a nearly two-year auction for the exclusive U.S. rights to stream Sony Pictures’ theatrical releases in the first pay TV window starting with the studio’s 2022 slate.

DMX has not regained any brain function nearly a week after his overdose, and the family may soon be faced with a tormenting decision.

ROBERT DE NIRO almost starred in Big instead of Tom Hanks. And it would have been darker, obvsly.

THE SONS OF SAM: Did the serial killer act alone?

JUSTICE LEAGUE screenwriter Chrs Terrio airs his grievances.

HOLLYWOOD is flirting with Non-Fungible Tokens.

WALTER OLKEWICZ,  the familiar character actor who played the bartender and croupier Jacques Renault on the original Twin Peaks and an oil refinery worker on Grace Under Fire, has died. He was 72.

JAMES HAMPTON, best known for his roles in “F Troop,” “Teen Wolf” and “The Longest Yard,” for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination, died Wednesday due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84.


A DOG's first reaction to Darth Vader.

WHEN YOUR PET gets underfoot.

A BELUGA, playing with a seagull.

A CAT gets fountain service.

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Thursday Things, but boy was Wednesday a slow "news" day.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 08, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DAVID BOWIE plays "Young Americans" for Cavett, looking and sounding too much acquainted with the Thin White Duke.


LOU REED, Live at the Glasgow Apollo, Sept. 24, 1973.


THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES share "The Killing of Georgie (Pt. III)."

IRON & WINE shares the "lost" track "Calm on the Valley."


LOU BARLOW shares "Over You."

BRANDI CARLILE's memoir is excerpted by the New York Times.

ST VINCENT, on cancel culture.

SHEARWATER's Jonathan Meiburg has written a book about the samrtest birds of prey.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at George Harrison's 1988 hit "Got My Mind Set On You," the last single from a Beatle ever to top the Hot 100.


GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE teases us with Paul Rudd and Mini-Pufts.

CRUELLA has a final trailer online.

THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, one of two Taylor Sheridan movies coming soon, has a trailer online.

JUPITER'S LEGACY: A superhero series from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) has a trailer online.

BLACK WIDOW's trailer already has more tahn 70MM views.  People are ready for a blockbuster.

DMX: The comatose rapper is undergoing brain function and activity tests.

TIGER WOODS was driving nearly twice the speed limit when his SUV smashed into a median during the February rollover crash that broke his right leg in multiple places and left his golf future in doubt, officials said Wednesday.

SCOTT RUDIN: The uber-producer's former employees speak about a bully.


A BIG LIZARD, loose in the bodega.

PIZZA SQUIRREL, on the loose. Nature is healing.

PEGGY THE PANDEMIC PUP saved the family.

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